Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu pointed out that Marmaray is the backbone of Istanbul's urban passenger transportation and announced that 700 million people have traveled with Marmaray since the day it opened. Karaismailoğlu said, "Since the day it was opened, Marmaray has traveled 28 million kilometers and has taken 700 tours around the world."
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu made a written statement about Marmaray. Reminding that Marmaray was put into service on October 29, 2013, Karaismailoğlu said that with the opening of the project, 76.3 kilometers of Gebze-Halkalı He pointed out that the travel time on the line was reduced to 108 minutes. Marmaray, which relieves and breathes urban transportation in Istanbul, departs from Gebze. HalkalıNoting that it provides uninterrupted transportation to Istanbul, Karaismailoğlu emphasized that it is possible to pass between Asian and European continents in just 4 minutes.
MARMARAY HAS COVERED 28 MILLION MILES
Stating that passenger demand is increasing day by day, Karaismailoğlu announced that 700 million people have traveled with Marmaray since the day it opened. Karaismailoğlu said, "Since the day it was opened, Marmaray has traveled 28 million kilometers, that is, it has taken 700 tours around the world," and added, "Thousands of tons of toxic gases have been prevented from being released into the environment, with thousands of vehicle owners choosing Marmaray. In addition, those who prefer Marmaray saved an average of one hour of time compared to those who use other means of transportation.
289 TIMES PER DAY
Reminding that a passenger transport record was broken with 1 thousand passengers on April 2022, 648, Minister of Transport Karaismailoğlu noted that in 2022, an average of 505 thousand passengers per day was reached. Gebze- Halkalı Karaismailoğlu stated that there were 289 flights a day between
“The flights in Marmaray are between 06.00-23.00. Marmaray, Gebze, Pendik, Bostancı, Söğütlüçeşme, Bakırköy and Halkalı to YHT and mainline trains at their stations; At stations with high passenger density such as Yenikapı, Sirkeci, Ayrılık Çeşmesi, Üsküdar and Söğütlüçeşme, there are also connections to the metro, metrobus, city line ferries and tram. Moreover, Halkalı- It also has integration with new rail systems built in Istanbul, such as the Istanbul Airport Metro Line.”
OUTLINE AND LOAD TRANSPORTATION HAS BEEN CONTINUOUS
Pointing out that not only urban passenger transportation, but also mainline and freight transportation has become uninterrupted with Marmaray, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Karaismailoğlu said, “High-speed trains pass through Marmaray. HalkalıIt reaches up to . Freight trains are also available at night. With the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line and the Marmaray, which forms the golden ring of the Middle Corridor, loads in a large hinterland from China to Europe are transported uninterruptedly. As of April 17, 2020, when the freight train started to pass, a total of 1828 freight trains passed through Marmaray. With 1828 trains, most of which are international freight, 1,5 million tons of freight were transported by passing through Marmaray.